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Recurrent Energy Closes $103 Million Tax Credit Transfer Agreement with Bank of America for North Fork Solar Project


The 160 MW North Fork Solar Project is now in operation, supplying power to the Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority

GUELPH, ON, June 27, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Recurrent Energy, a subsidiary of Canadian Solar Inc. ("Canadian Solar") (NASDAQ: CSIQ) and a global developer, owner, and operator of solar and energy storage assets, announced today that it has signed a $103 million tax credit facilitation agreement with Bank of America for its North Fork Solar Project ("North Folk Solar"). The 160 MW solar project, located southwest of Oklahoma City, is now operational.

To celebrate the commencement of operations, Recurrent Energy and Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority ("OMPA"), hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony on June 26, 2024. OMPA, which serves 42 municipally-owned electric systems in Oklahoma, will purchase 100% of the energy produced by North Fork Solar under a 15-year agreement. Recurrent Energy will continue to own and operate the project long-term.

This tax equity agreement marks Recurrent Energy's first production tax credit (PTC) transaction and first tax credit transfer transaction. By transferring tax credits to Bank of America, Recurrent Energy can access funding more quickly and efficiently.

At its peak, North Folk Solar employed approximately 500 construction workers. Blattner provided engineering, procurement, and construction services, enlisting several local companies as subcontractors. 

During its operation, North Fork Solar will contribute about $26 million to community services. Throughout project's development and construction, Recurrent Energy supported local initiatives, including the Snyder 4-H and FFA, Snyder Prom, and Cyclone Educational Foundation

Recurrent Energy began developing North Fork Solar in 2018. NordLB and Rabobank provided project financing for North Fork Solar. CRC-IB and Latham & Watkins advised Recurrent Energy on the tax credit transfer transaction.

David Osburn, OMPA General Manager, commented, "OMPA is excited to add the first large-scale solar project to our resource mix. This addition will further diversify our energy sources and provide our member cities with more energy options to offer their customers. We look forward to maintaining a long-term relationship with Recurrent Energy."

Karen Fang, Global Head of Sustainable Finance at Bank of America, remarked, "This transaction demonstrates our ability to support clients by helping build a new market for transferable tax credits. As part of our $1.5 trillion commitment to deploying and mobilizing sustainable finance capital by 2030, we are focused on accelerating and scaling renewable energy projects like North Folk Solar."

Ismael Guerrero, CEO of Recurrent Energy, added, "North Fork Solar is now bolstering Oklahoma's energy growth and resilience. We thank our many partners who supported this project from development through to operations. We are pleased to work with our partners at Bank of America to execute one of the market's first tax credit transfer transactions."

About Recurrent Energy
Recurrent Energy is one of the world's largest and most geographically diversified utility-scale solar and energy storage project development, ownership and operations platforms, with an industry-leading team of in-house energy experts. Recurrent Energy is a subsidiary of Canadian Solar Inc. Additional details are available at

About Canadian Solar Inc.
Canadian Solar was founded in 2001 in Canada and is one of the world's largest solar technology and renewable energy companies. It is a leading manufacturer of solar photovoltaic modules, provider of solar energy and battery energy storage solutions, and developer of utility-scale solar power and battery energy storage projects with a geographically diversified pipeline in various stages of development. Over the past 23 years, Canadian Solar has successfully delivered over 125 GW of premium-quality, solar photovoltaic modules to customers across the world. Likewise, since entering the project development business in 2010, Canadian Solar has developed, built, and connected over 10 GWp of solar power projects and 3.3 GWh of battery energy storage projects across the world. Currently, the Company has over 1.2 GWp of solar power projects in operation, 6.5 GWp of projects under construction or in backlog (late-stage), and an additional 19.8 GWp of projects in advanced and early-stage pipeline. In addition, the Company has 600 MWh of battery energy storage projects in operation and a total battery energy storage project development pipeline of around 56 GWh, including approximately 4.3 GWh under construction or in backlog, and an additional 51.6 GWh at advanced and early-stage development. Canadian Solar is one of the most bankable companies in the solar and renewable energy industry, having been publicly listed on the NASDAQ since 2006. For additional information about the Company, follow Canadian Solar on LinkedIn or visit

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